As a group of wonderful, inspired educators – Alice Barr, Ana Maria Menezes, Bob Sprankle, Cheryl Oakes, Daniela Munca, Jane Petring, João Alves, Mary Hillis, Nina Liyulkun, Ronaldo Júnior, and Susan Burg – get ready to co-moderate a free six-week online session, Images4Education, through the Electronic Village Online, I’ve been totally immersed in Flickrverse. My main focus has been the potential of Flickr in the Classroom.
It’s been a journey of discoveries. True pearls. Starting with Mike Coghlan’s tweet and enjoying his very straightforward wiki which he’s been using to train educators.
I’m lucky to be in Twitter and connect so easily to others…
Back to Flickr, would you like to see even more? The wiki http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/Flickr is a very comprehensive resource if you plan to work with Flickr4Education.
By the way, a Diigo group called Flickr in Education was also a place that I looked for good references. Though it is still a small library of bookmarks, it has provided me with great tools and blog posts. Our own Diigo space to share bookmarks during the Images4Education session is starting to take shape and soon will be a resources-rich hub for educators when the group starts to add their contribution.
Talking about Flickr posts that are worth exploring and considering in an educational setting, here are some true gems worth spending time with, even if they are not all directly connected to education, they can give you wonderful ideas:
My Own Interesting Snippets
Why Flickr and Alan Levine Rock
Telling Tales with Flickr
Classroom Uses of Flickr
The Davey’s: Best of Flickr
Embed Flickr Notes in Other Websites
Motivating Language Learners with Flickr
These are just some of the finest pearls I’ve bumped into recently, or have bookmarked them some time ago.
By the way, an idea that comes to my mind. What if we all bookmarked in Diigo Flickr resources we found in cyberspace related to education, Flickr4Education? Not only that, what if we tagged Flickr4Education our Flickr photos that might be of interest to the educators community? What if we started the #flickr4education in Twitter? I’m sure Flickr would be even more powerful for our community with a collective action to bring together loose pearls out there in cyberworld into consistent tagging.
Let’s start right now the flickr4education movement and show the educational power of Flickr.
Tag it: flickr4education